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U.S. Manufacturing and Supply Chain Activity Reaches 14 Year High: Once Again-Warning Signs

February 2018 data related to manufacturing and supply chain activity continues to reinforce a boom period. The indices for U.S. wide activity, particularly point to ongoing operational challenges occurring among multiple industry supply chains. While teams remain incredibly busy in day-to-day challenges, Supply Chain Matters again raises caution signs for the need to manage both tactical and strategic transformational needs.

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Spiking Air Freight Transportation Volumes are Warning Signs

Industry and business media report spiking shipping volumes in trucking, air freight and other transportation routings. Logistics and transportation industry teams are naturally euphoric, and view such trends with high optimism. Industry supply chain teams and shippers need to view such trends as a huge Caution sign.

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Initial Estimates Point to a Positive Kickoff to the 2017 Holiday Fulfillment Period

Initial online and in-store retail shopping data relative to the five days spanning the 2017 Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday period indeed reflect a rather positive kickoff to this year’s holiday fulfillment period.

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Supply Chain Matters Shares Our Top Ten Blog Postings in 2016

An annual tradition for the Supply Chain Matters blog has been to look back to the prior year’s...

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Two Interrelated Events: United Airlines and Jeff Bezos Tenet’s of Business

This week, general media headlines and social media commentary was totally dominated by the United Airlines incident of a passenger being forcibly removed from an aircraft. Business media has also been echoing the latest Amazon shareholder letter authored by Jeff Bezos. Whether by design or by chance, the two events are very much linked and serve as timely reminders, but in different degrees.

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